'Security incident' at Bournemouth University

'Security incident' at Bournemouth University

Published by George Sharpe at 4:24pm 10th January 2020. (Updated at 5:44pm 10th January 2020)

Bournemouth University was locked-down earlier today after a police operation.

Dorset Police received a report at 2.33pm on Friday 10 January regarding a security alert relating to a man seen in the area of the Boundary roundabout near to Bournemouth University.

An initial report suggested the man could be wearing something that resembled a suicide vest.

As a precaution, the university was placed on lockdown as searches of the area were carried out.

Bournemouth University Student Union
Photo of Bournemouth University Student Union.

Officers attended the scene and undertook an investigation, including a review of CCTV footage, and it was established that it was believed to be someone running in a fitness vest.

The lockdown has now been lifted and we do not believe there is any further cause for concern or threat to the public

Nobody was injured in the incident.